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This Is What Sochi Really Looks Like

As the Winter Olympics rapidly approach, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions are growing worse and the government is ignoring their grievances.

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A house in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. An Associated Press photographer captured what it looks like in the neighboring villages of the Olympic park.

Some residents of the village of Vesyoloye have lived without running water and electricity for years. Now, a new $635 million highway has taken out their communal outhouse and cut them off from Sochi's city center.

Vesyoloye resident Irina Kharchenko walks in the yard of her house beside the screen separating the yard of her house and a federal highway outside Sochi.

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